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Play of the Hand – Valerie Corvin

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - September 16 @ 5:00 pm


Manna Gallery presents Play of the Hand featuring paintings by Valerie Corvin. The name aptly describes the artist’s abstract expressionist style of striking color, bold marks, and organic shapes. Each work showcases the hand of the artist at work with multiple layers of paint, unique forms, and varied marks.

“Valerie Corvin’s abstractions speak to the colors and structures of the natural world. There is a quiet ease in her brushed atmospheric pieces complemented by a lively pattern language… She is an artist who continues to explore new pathways while confidently adding depth to core ideas.” -Sara Post, American Abstract Painter, and Instructor

August 4 – September 16, 2023
Artist Reception: August 4, 5-7 pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 12-5 pm
First Fridays: Aug 4 and Sept 1, 5-8 pm

Image: Valerie Corvin, Blowing in The Wind, Mixed Media on Panel, 2023, 48”x48″

Valerie Corvin is an American contemporary abstract painter working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Corvin holds a Master of Arts in Museum Administration and worked for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as a museum educator. She began painting twenty years ago, studying at the California College of the Arts and with numerous painting instructors from around the country. Drawn to fine arts from her family background, both parents are artists, her father a jewelry designer, and her mother a painter and sculptor. She is a founder of the Piedmont Center for the Arts, and managed its visual arts program for eight years. Corvin is the founder and administrator of a juried art competition exhibition now in its eighth year. In addition, she recently concluded a 9-year term as a Trustee of the Board of Directors at the Oakland Museum of California.


August 4 @ 12:00 pm
September 16 @ 5:00 pm
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473 25th St.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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